Biography

Celebrated worldwide as one of today’s leading violinists, Arabella Steinbacher has been praised for her “brilliant playing”, “extraordinary sound” and “softly blossoming tone”.

Highlights of the 2019/2020 season include concerts with Camerata Salzburg and a tour with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Arabella Steinbacher will also return to Washington DC with the National Symphony Orchestra, perform with Dresden Philharmonic at Kissinger Sommer, and present a program of Bach and Arvo Pärt with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Additionally, she is going to tour her Vivaldi / Piazzolla project in Europe and play at the AIDS Gala in Munich.

Steinbacher frequently appears with world-class orchestras around the globe including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. She has made acclaimed performances with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Philadelphia Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, San Francisco Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Arabella Steinbacher has collaborated with conductors including Herbert Blomstedt, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Thomas Hengelbrock, Marek Janowski, Vladimir Jurowski, Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Zubin Mehta, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Her most recent recording features the music of Richard Strauss including the Violin Concerto and transcriptions of lieder with conductor Lawrence Foster and the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Her upcoming album will include the Four Seasons by both, Astor Piazzolla and Antonio Vivaldi, joined by the Münchener Kammerorchester and will be released in June 2020. Arabella Steinbacher has been recording exclusively for Pentatone Classics since 2009. Among many international and national music prizes and nominations, she has been twice awarded the ECHO Klassik.

As CARE ambassador, Steinbacher is driven to use music as a means to uplift and support those in need. She launched a December 2011 Japan tour in response to the tsunami disaster earlier that year. The DVD release “Arabella Steinbacher – Music of Hope” featured her outreach, and youth recitals from this tour and was released shortly after.

Born into a family of musicians, Steinbacher has played the violin since the age of three and studied with Ana Chumachenco at the Munich Academy of Music since the age of nine. A source of musical inspiration and guidance of hers is Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis.

Steinbacher currently plays the 1716 "Booth" Stradivari, generously loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation

Discography

Bruch - Korngold Violin Concertos & Chausson Poème

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Sergei Prokofiev - The 2 Violin Concertos & Sonata for Violin Solo

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Johannes Brahms - Complete works for Piano and Violin

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Szymanowski & Dvořák - Violin Concertos

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Béla Bartók - The 2 Violin Concertos

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Pentatone Limited - Creating Timeless Classics

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Mozart - Violin Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 5

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Sonatas for Violin and Piano by César Franck and Richard Strauss

Arabella Steinbacher

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Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky - Violin Concertos

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Fantasies, Rhapsodies and Daydreams

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Britten & Hindemith Violin Concertos

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Richard Strauss - Violin Concerto / Miniatures

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Four Seasons

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